Moving into a new home is always an exciting time to call you favorite junk collectors to haul away your old things and begin decorating with a fresh start. While this obviously sounds like fun, new furniture and decorations aren’t always cheap. In order to help you decorate your new house and make it feel like a home, follow these budget-decorating tips.

new home

Recycle Your Old Furniture

By “recycle” I mean to find new uses for your old furniture. If the furniture simply appears dated then a simple paint job and some new metal fixtures will update a piece without much time or effort at all. With our generation’s access to YouTube and our current obsession with DIY projects, refurbishing your old furniture will be easy and fun. Beyond just how much money you will save, it also gives you a chance to make your furniture truly your own.

Sell What You Can

For the items that you do not want to or do not have the time to refurbish, list these items for sale. This will give you some extra cash to splurge on big items you really want.


Using the money from selling your old furniture to hire these some one-day painters is another great utilization of your new found extra cash. When sticking to a tight budget, this can be done yourself to save some money. Changing the color of the walls from white will change the atmosphere in any of your rooms and can help set the tone if you are decorating by themes as well.

Get thrifty

“Being thrifty” will require more work then simply going to the nearest Goodwill. You may find one piece of furniture suitable for your at any given thrift shop, therefore this will require an entire day of shopping around to find the best quality furniture that fits your new home’s decor. Searching for used furniture online is also a great way to find discounted furniture for your new home. Sites such as Craigslist and EBay are full of people trying to get rid of their old furniture and decorations, which is easy to take advantage of.

Ask Friends

The easiest way to reach out to your personal network for gently used for sale furniture is through your social media accounts. Just ask your friends (or followers) if they or anyone they know has any furniture for sale. Not only will you likely get a friend discount, but you will likely find higher quality furniture here then in your thrift shopping.


This is my favorite option for decorating on a budget. Create your own furniture! I know this is not possible in all circumstances or for all items, but when it is possible it is the best option. Not only will you have the pride in building something yourself, but you will find that the individual parts of furniture are much cheaper then buying something built by some one else. Headboards, shelving, and side tables are all easy enough to build with some supplies from a hardware store and a can-do attitude!

Author: Alexa Paul

My name is Alexa Paul, but friends call me Ally. I was born and raised in Melbourne VIC. I’m graduated from university of Melbourne. My goal is to provide good quality content and information in my articles to make the world open. I’m writing on various topics like health, travel, tech, home improvement and recycling. You can follow me on twitter and Google+.

10 Replies to “How to Decorate a New Home on a Budget

  1. I will immediately grasp your rss feed as I can’t in finding your e-mail subscription hyperlink or newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Kindly permit me recognize so that I could subscribe. Thanks.
    Macy’s formal dresses.

  2. I’m truly enjoying the design and layout of your site. It’s a
    very easy on the eyes which makes it much more pleasant for me to come here and visit more often. Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?

    Fantastic work!

  3. Hey There. I found your blog the usage of msn. This is an extremely
    well written article. I’ll make sure to bookmark
    it and return to read extra of your useful information. Thanks for the post.
    I will definitely return.

  4. Simply desire to say your article is as astonishing.
    The clarity in your post is just nice and i can assume you’re an expert on this subject. Fine with your permission let me to grab your feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please carry on the rewarding work.

  5. When someone writes an paragraph he/she maintains the image of a
    user in his/her mind that how a user can know it. Therefore that’s why this article is great.


  6. Fantastic items from you, man. We have consider your stuff prior
    to and you are just extremely fantastic. I really like what you possess obtained here,
    really like what you’re stating and the manner in which through
    which you assert it. You will be making it entertaining and you carry on and take care of to keep it sensible.

    I can’t wait to read considerably more from you.
    This is certainly actually a terrific site.

  7. Hello it’s me, I am also visiting this website regularly,
    this web site is truly fastidious and the visitors are in fact sharing nice thoughts.

  8. I feel this is on the list of most vital information for me personally.
    And i am glad reading your article. But should remark on few general things, The site style is perfect, the articles is very excellent
    : D. Good job, cheers

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *